Design for embroidery for an apron for Miss Thrale, Anonymous

Design for embroidery for an apron for Miss Thrale, Anonymous

Design for embroidery for an apron for Miss Thrale
Anonymous
England
1788
Pen and ink on laid paper
Bequeathed by Raymond Johnes
Museum no. E.227-1973

Miss Thrale was Hester Thrale (1764–1857), known as ‘Queeney’. Her father was a wealthy brewer and her mother the celebrated and clever Mrs Thrale, a friend of Dr Samuel Johnson, the author and lexicographer.